Radical’s premier series in North America has confirmed Virginia International Raceway with Blancpain GT World Challenge America, April 25-28, as the first stop on the 2019 calendar. The announcement was coupled with the news the ultra-premium premixed cocktail maker Blue Marble Cocktails would continue its title sponsorship of the series.
“We’re delighted to announce the continuation of both Blue Marble Cocktails as title sponsor, and the World Challenge weekend at VIR as our first event,” commented Tom Drewer, Radical Sportscars North American Regional Manager.
“Last year we realized this series isn’t just about the awesome racing,” added Blue Marble Cocktails Founder and Planetary Ambassador Alan Miller. “It’s about the camaraderie after the helmets come off, the lasting friendships that are built, and the memories that will last a lifetime. We’re honored to again be a part of this year’s Radical Cup series and to again fuel all the fun, both on and off the track, with our all-natural, ultra-premium Blue Marble Cocktails.”
That fun will commence on April 25, when the Radical Cup once again joins World Challenge at Virginia International Raceway for four days of non-stop action including a Thursday promotor test day.
“The Blue Marble Radical Cup was definitely a fan favorite last year,” commented Connie Nyholm, Owner, and CEO of VIRginia International Raceway. “A big field, non-stop action from multi-class racing, and some of the fastest lap times seen over the weekend added a lot of excitement and we’re delighted to have the series back at VIR this year.”
“We’ve always considered VIR to be an important fixture of the Blue Marble Cocktails Radical Cup calendar,” added Drewer. “One of our key dealers– Radical Virginia with WISKO Racing– is based at the track as is Formula Experiences, which has a fleet of Radical SR1, SR3 and SR8 for its driving school and experience program. And of course, a number of our owners are members of the VIR Club.”
The series features multi-class Le Mans style racing for a fraction of the price and has produced countless talents including 2017 PWC GTSA champion George Kurtz and 2017 European Le Mans Series LMP3 champion John Falb. Eligible cars include the Radical SR3– the world’s most popular sportsracer– as well as the 400 horsepower V8 engined SR8, and Radical’s 650 horsepower twin-turbo EcoBoost models. Three 40 minute races will ensure the Blue Marble Cocktails Radical Cup’s visit to VIR will be action-packed, for spectators and racers alike.
About Blue Marble Cocktails
Blue Marble Cocktails produces ultra-premium, all-natural, ready-to-drink, premixed cocktails, and spirits. Blue Marble is a family business with family values supporting global awareness, conservation, and environmental initiatives through its “keep the blue marble blue” program, and uses recyclable cans and SFI certified packaging. Every cocktail is made in house through Blue Marble’s state-of-the-art production facility located in Indianapolis, Ind. For more information visit www.bluemarblecocktails.com.
About VIRginia International Raceway
VIRginia International Raceway is one of America’s premier road courses, offering professional and amateur racing for modern and vintage classes while providing contemporary resort amenities. A prominent test facility for the automotive industry, VIR has the distinction of being named one of the top six courses in North America by Car and Driver Magazine, and southern roots and hospitality make it one of the friendliest. Conveniently located at the Virginia/North Carolina border, VIR is just a short two-hour trip from Richmond and about an hour and 15 minutes from both the Piedmont-Triad and Raleigh-Durham International Airports.
VIR offers amenities such as lodging, dining, an exclusive driver’s club, karting, off-road racing, shooting sports, skid pad and more. VIR’s hospitality features also make the property an unparalleled venue for corporate retreats, team building, special events, and other group experiences. For more information, visit www.VIRnow.com.
About Blue Marble Cocktails Radical Cup
The Blue Marble Cocktails Radical Cup North America series is the continent’s premier Radical championship and offers multi-class Le Mans style racing for a fraction of the price. Eligible cars include the world’s most prolific sportsracer, the Radical SR3, and the V8 powered SR8 with over 400 horsepower. The 2019 season will take place during prestigious events at iconic circuits across the USA, including current and former Formula 1™ and IndyCar venues. Ample practice, qualifying, and three 40 minute races, as well as trackside hospitality and social events, ensure each three-day Radical Cup event will be action-packed, both on and off the track. For more information visit www.radicalsportscars.com.